Arch Campbell has reported on movies, theater, entertainment, and the arts since the 1970’s. The Washington Post calls him a “local legend.”
Campbell moved to DC from his native Texas in 1974, joining NBC owned WRC-TV News as a feature reporter. He went on to create that station’s entertainment beat, hosting twice daily segments on the local news. NBC syndicated Arch’s movie reviews nationally. From 1985-1990, he hosted The Arch Campbell Show, a late night comedy forum and ratings hit which won more than a dozen EMMY awards.
Arch joined WJLA TV in 2007, bringing his movie and theater reviews to ABC7 News. He created “The Arch Campbell Show” for WJLA sister station News Channel 8, a comedy entertainment show which grew into the channel’s most watched program. He appeared regularly on Washington, D.C. television for forty years.
In 2015 Washingtonian Magazine named him a “Washingtonian of the Year” as one of the city’s leading arts advocates. He has won eight EMMY awards. In 2007 he received the DC Mayor’s Arts Awards for coverage of Washington’s cultural scene.
Arch is a member of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda and serves on the board of the DC International Film Festival. He advocates for the Avalon theater in Chevy Chase. His charitable work includes Art Stream, the Community Foundation for Greater Washington, and Sibley Hospital. A colon cancer survivor, Arch mentors patients going through treatment. Arch graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s in Radio/TV/Film and a Master’s Degree in Journalism. He and his wife Gina live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Contact Arch at Arch.Campbell@gmail.com